I Love the MVP Program

Encarta’s MVP, Stephen Stakey, has just launched the Encarta SupportZone- you can find it here. As he says, it’s a place to “find how-to guides, videos, and links to other Encarta-related websites”.  He’s already spent a lot of time in the newsgroup, dug up a lot of the pertinent information that’s come over time, and conglomerated it into a centralized location.

This is a great example of how cool the MVP program can really work. Stephen’s active on the Encarta newsgroup, has been involved in Encarta Betas for *at least* as long as myself, and does a great job keeping in touch with the product team. It’s really enlightening to have a user on the outside who is a great contributor to the product and is a big fan of the app that we spend so much time working on.

Love the site, Stephen!


Comments (2)

  1. Tobin Titus says:

    I’m so glad you like this idea. This has been something hatched in my brain for a long time. I was first able to discuss this idea with Chris Boar at Microsoft in late 2003 after I had completed the current MCSD track. After that meeting, I followed up to discuss a better certificaton track. Johnathan Goodyear and I pushed this idea until we were heard. I am so glad to see it is going to be implemented, and I’m even more excited that the feedback so far has been positive! This post has made my day!